Employers in Atlantic County are making an attempt to give individuals who are recovering from issues surrounded by drug abuse a second chance — and a job.
Each year, those convicted of nonviolent criminal offenses can be sent to Recovery Court (formerly known as drug court), a program in which they are required to seek treatment for drug dependency.
When the courts feel they have been rehabilitated, they graduate in ceremonies at Atlantic Cape Community College.
On Tuesday, the program graduated 77 individuals, the largest class in the history of the program.
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino are among the employers who are looking to hire these graduates.